As I mentioned in my first post about our Japan trip, we divided Tokyo into three general sections (central, western, and northern) and spent one day in each. On the day devoted to western Tokyo, we started off by visiting Shinjuku Gyoen, one of the city's largest parks. It's located just a few blocks from Shinjuku Station, the world's busiest transport hub, used by an average of 3.6 million people per day. Needless to say, it was a pleasant surprise to explore this serene park just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of the station. Shinjuku Gyoen is one of the best places to view cherry blossoms, which, as I mentioned, we missed by just a few weeks. Even so, we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenery.
Check out previous posts from our trip to Japan below!
Exploring Central Tokyo:
Akihabara Electronics District